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Havertz is learning “how the world works”

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Peter Bosz reveals Kai Haverts is having to learn very quickly about what comes with being a football superstar.

Kai Havertz has been playing first-team football in the Bundesliga for four years now. However, it is in the last two seasons that he has really come to prominence.

Almost 40 goals from the midfield has led to speculation about a big-money move from Bayer Leverkusen. While Chelsea is said to be leading the chase, United, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich are also monitoring the situation.

Given his star status, he will not come cheap, with a valuation of around €90M being suggested.

However, being the star of the show has both its advantages and its drawbacks. According to his current manager, Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz Havertz is taking it all in his stride and while handling it well still has much to learn.

Speaking to Goal, he said:

“We are watching all this closely, of 20 interview requests 18 want to speak with Kai. Then we must make sure he doesn’t go 18 times.”

“He is an exceptional player, but even exceptional players can have a bad day. If we lose, he is always the first to be criticized, even if he didn’t play that badly.”

“I often talk to him and explain how I saw his game. Then there are games like the one against Hertha Berlin when the fans whistled at his substitution. I told him that maybe he learned the most in that game, where he was really not good.”

“But Kai is an intelligent boy overall and knows how the world works.”

Check out the odds of where Havertz could end up for the 2020/21 season. One thing for sure is if he thought he was under pressure now, just wait until he has a huge price tag on his shoulder too.